Rudy Rides the Rails: A Depression Era Story
In 1932, Akron, Ohio was no better off than other parts of the country. Since Black Tuesday in 29, companies are closed, men all over the state are out of work, and families are running out of hope. Thirteen-year-old Rudy wants to help but doesnt know where to turn. His father, sullen and withdrawn, spends his time sulking on their front porch. His mother is desperate, not knowing how she will feed and care for her family. When Rudy learns of other boys leaving town and heading west to seek their fortunes, he hops a train figuring at least there will be one less mouth to feed at home.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whitneyharrison - LibraryThing
This story is of a boy who wants to help during the Great Depression. He leaves home trying to live in the real world and find some money. What he does find is kindness from others. From Hobos, and he learns the tricks of surviving. This is a great story for adventure. Read full review